What does a Business Consultant do?

A Business Consultant is usually part of a more substantial Business Consulting Firm. However, if a particular person has a strong reputation, they can be an independent Business Consultant. The primary role of a Business Consultant is to help other companies optimize and improve their overall business model. They utilize the information available from that company to help with simple and complex optimization issues.

A Business Consultant is usually part of a more substantial Business Consulting Firm. However, if a particular person has a strong reputation, they can be an independent Business Consultant. The primary role of a Business Consultant is to help other companies optimize and improve their overall business model. They utilize the information available from that company to help with simple and complex optimization issues.

  • Examine trade area for new business opportunities
  • Travel to new and ongoing clients businesses
  • Successfully pitch an optimization strategy to new clients
  • Work with marketing and business analytics to design a business plan
  • Present findings to clients with solutions
  • Assist with the implementation of changes
  • Follow up with clients during and after transition
  • Remain their point of contact for ongoing business reviews
  • bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Accounting or related field
  • Double bachelor's or advanced degree (preferred)
  • 3+ years experience in the consulting field
  • A firm grasp of current market trends
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Robust interpersonal capability
  • Excellent analytical abilities
  • A drive to work autonomously while still achieving goals
  • A valid driver's license with transportation
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Business Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$79,858 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$48K
Median: $80K
$134K
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Business Consultant Career Path

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Business Consultant Insights

Read what Business Consultant professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Northwestern MutualNorthwestern Mutual
Business Consultant Specialist
Jan 29, 2021

“I was fortunate to work with a great team and not having to worry about lunch was an added bonus.”

GOFRUGAL Technologies
Lead Business Consultant
Jan 11, 2020

“GOFRUGAL is the best place to start the career to gain the knowledge and skills.”

Management SolutionsManagement Solutions
Senior Business Consultant
Mar 6, 2021

“Middle and top management not the best; project mostly on regulated industries; 2 year master that you cannot escape from”

Corporate Business SolutionsCorporate Business Solutions
Senior Business Consultant
Aug 10, 2021

“Maybe additional training for new hires so I dont have to answer a million questions.”

StoreHubStoreHub
Business Consultant
Jan 15, 2021

“No salary increase unless you get promoted or get a counter offer when you tender your resignation.”

KPMGKPMG
Business Consultant
Mar 12, 2021

“Interview process was really engaging and enjoyable”

PwCPwC
Business Consultant
Jan 24, 2021

“People are really nice and helpful”

Mudrantar
Business Consultant
Sep 10, 2021

“based rewards and recognition.”

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